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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misdiagnosed, due to the stigma that OCD is solely about being “clean” and “organized.” This workshop will assist participants in identifying and diagnosing OCD, while recognizing common themes like Harm OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD, Religious/Scrupulosity OCD, Existential OCD, Relationship OCD, and more. Join us in learning the evidence-based treatment, Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), over the course of two days. Participants will learn how to apply ERP to all OCD themes.

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a). Participants will name the diagnosis and criteria of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and be able to recognize it in a patient.

b). Identify 5 different OCD themes.

c). Identify 5 possible OCD compulsions.

d). Describe the difference between “Taboo Thoughts” OCD versus suicidal or homicidal feelings.

e). Differentiate between OCD and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.

f). Describe the rationale behind the evidence-based treatment of OCD, Exposure & Response Prevention.

g). State the process of habituation.

h). Identify possible exposure examples for any OCD theme.

i). Practice using a Response Prevention Plan in order to decrease compulsions.

j). Create a hierarchy of exposures for a patient with OCD.

k). Participants will complete a Practice Record for an imaginal OCD case.

l). Name at least one way to trouble shoot situations when Exposure & Response Prevention does not appear to be working.


Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Material Author(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Amanda Petrik-Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. She specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and anxiety disorders in her private practice in Topeka, KS. Amanda completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kansas State University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Amanda is a member of the International OCD Foundation where she completed the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute. She is a member of the TLC Foundation for BFRBs where she completed the Virtual Professional Training Institute. Amanda is also a board member of OCD Kansas, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.

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